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City of Cypress Announces 2012 5K and 10K Run/Walk Winners

The 31st Annual Cypress 5K and 10K Run/Walk was held on Saturday, July 28th and attracted 1734 participants from 16 states, 262 more than last year. The weather was perfect and the flat and fast course attracted many talented runners.

The City would like to thank the numerous volunteers who, year after year, help to make this an amazing event. Special thanks also goes out to our sponsors, who helped make the Run a great success!

Media Sponsor: JACK FM; News Enterprise & Event News

Principal Sponsor: Bandai Foundation; Runner’s High

Gold: American Rentals; Golden Spoon; Manhattan Beachwear; Mitsubishi Motors; Southland Credit Union; Yamaha Motor Corporation

Silver: Crystal Geyser Water; Dr. Jeff Roth from Healthcare Partners – Race Doctor; Residence Inn Cypress/Los Alamitos

Bronze: Value Options

We would also like to congratulate this year’s winners:

We would also like to congratulate this year’s winners:

5K Race – Men
Place – Athlete Name –                     Finish Time
1 Sean Brosnan –                                        14:43
2 Juan Valencia, South Gate –              16:16
3 Juan Morales, Huntington Beach – 16:19

5K Race – Women
Place – Athlete Name –                     Finish Time
12 Ashlee Powers, Newport Beach –  17:36
23 Whitney Tawney, Long Beach –     18:22
27 Kendall Bruton, Long Beach –        18:30

10K Race – Men
Place – Athlete Name –                      Finish Time
1 Tonny Okello, Culver City –                   29:32
2 Christian Hesch, North Hollywood – 29:39
3 Jordan Chipangama, Flagstaff, AZ –  29:44

10K Race – Women
Place – Athlete Name –                      Finish Time
11 Mary Akor, Hawthorne –                    33:55
12 Natasha Labeaud, San Diego –          34:06
16 Tanya Zeferjahn, San Clemente –    35:09

For more race results please go to:

For more information, please call Cypress Recreation & Community Services at
(714) 229-6780.

The above information was released by Jenni Worsham of the City of Cypress, Recreation and Community Services Department.

Information about the Cypress Community Festival is available at:

Photo credit: Create and Capture Photography:

Photo Caption #1: The winning Cypress 10K men’s runner for 2012 was Tonny Okello of Culver City.

Photo Caption #2: The Cypress 10K women’s winner for 2012 was Mary Akor of Hawthorne.

Photo Caption #3: The 2012 men’s winner of the Cypress 5K race was Sean Brosnan.

Photo Caption #4: Ashlee Powers of Newport Beach won the 31st annual women’s Cypress 5K race.

Abbey Road Beatles Tribute on August 4 in Cypress

On Saturday, August 4 Abbey Road – A Tribute to the Beatles will be performing in Cypress! With their tight harmonies, flawless note for note renditions of Beatles hits, custom–tailored costumes, vintage instruments, Liverpudlian dialect and precise attention to every detail, Abbey Road has honed their show to become one of the most musically and visually satisfying Beatle tribute acts in the world. Abbey Road recreates the magic, music, wit and charm of the Beatles, including the Fab Four’s cheeky personalities, familiar onstage banter and patter between songs.

The Cypress Concerts on the Green begin at 6:00pm and are free to all in attendance and are held at the Cypress Civic Center Green at 5275 Orange Avenue, two blocks west of Valley View Street.

Free parking is available at the Civic Center parking lot. Handicapped parking is provided behind the Cypress Branch Library near the concert site. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, picnic blankets and other outdoor accessories to help enjoy music under a canopy of shade trees. Please do not set up any chairs or blankets before Friday at 2:00pm.

Refreshments are available from local community service organizations for a small charge. Patrons are reminded that no alcoholic beverages are allowed on City property. For more information contact the Cypress Recreation and Community Service at (714) 229-6780.

West Anaheim Medical Center Leaps at Cypress Festival Sponsor Opportunity

“Sponsors” and “sponsorships” are two important words to the Cypress Community Festival. Each year, the Festival Association invites businesses, business leaders and civic groups to become sponsors of the largest single-day festival in Orange County.

Sponsorships undergird annual preparations for the city-wide Cypress Community Festival. Sponsors get credit for the sure-footing of the Festival by lending their names and financial support. Festival organizers take every opportunity to reach out and recognize festival sponsors.

This year, Bronze Sponsor West Anaheim Medical Center leaped at the opportunity to sponsor the Festival, becoming the first sponsor to sign up. The medical center is registered as the Festival’s official FIRST Sponsor.

Established in 1967, West Anaheim Medical Center is a 219-bed acute-care and general medical/surgical hospital with a complete range of services. The facility is located at 3033 West Orange Ave. in Anaheim.

Thomson Reuters, an internationally-recognized source of business information, listed West Anaheim Medical Center as one of its “Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation” in 2009.

Before that, Data Advantage, LLC, crowned West Anaheim Medical Center one of its “Top 100 Best in Value Hospital™ in the Nation.”

The Cypress Community Festival Association salutes West Anaheim Medical Center as this year’s “FIRST” sponsor and sincerely appreciates their sponsorship commitment.

All levels of sponsors are needed and appreciated.

For details on how you can become a sponsor of the 2012 Cypress Community Festival, or for any questions or concerns, please contact Business Development Chair Karyn Hofmann. You may email:  or call 714-886-9749.

A copy of the sponsorship application can be downloaded from Festival website located at (Click on the “Sponsors” tab).

The 2012 Cypress Community Festival will be held on Saturday, July 28, at Oak Knoll Park. The public is invited and admission is free.

Photo Caption: The Cypress Community Festival Association salutes West Anaheim Medical Center as this year’s “FIRST” sponsor.

Bob Koehler Selected as Cypress Volunteer of the Year

Cypress resident Bob Koehler received the “Volunteer of the Year” Award from the Cypress Recreation and Community Services Commission in a ceremony held at the Community Center on April 17th. Grace Lee of Cypress High was also honored with the Youth Volunteer Award.

Koehler has lived in Cypress since 1996 and attends Cypress Church along with His wife Jean. He has been active in community outreach activities and also assists with public relations by writing press releases and managing social media accounts and blogs for Cypress Church. He is currently the local class coordinator for Financial Peace University.

Bob has also been an active volunteer with the Cypress Community Festival. He maintains the Festival website and their Facebook and Twitter pages. Bob’s news articles have appeared frequently in the News- Enterprise and Event newspapers. He is a Veteran of the United States Navy, a recipient of the Bronze Star and has been a harbor pilot in the Port of Long Beach for the past 31 years. He is known as “Captain Bob” to many of his fellow volunteers.

Grace Lee has been a volunteer with the Cypress Youth Action Committee. She is a junior at Cypress High where she is a journalist and has written articles for the Cypress Event News.

The awards were presented by Kelly Benson, the Chair of the Recreation and Community Services Commission. Commission members, community volunteers, friends and family were in attendance. In his acceptance remarks Koehler commented: “Jesus taught that it is more blessed to give than to receive and what we have here is a room full of givers.”  Information about Cypress Church is available online at: The Cypress Community Festival site is located at:

Photo Caption: Bob Koehler received the 2012 Cypress Volunteer of the Year Award from Recreation Commission Chair Kelly Benson.

Last Chance for Cypress Kid’s Swap Meet Spaces

Last Chance for Kid’s Swap Meet Spaces!

Now is the time…Want to make some money? There is still time to go through your kids’ old stuff that is just sitting around and not being used.

Here is your chance…Get ready for the Cypress Recreation and Community Services’ Kid’s Swap Meet on Saturday, April 14th from 8am – 12pm!

Does your family have clothes, toys, games, furniture, etc…that are still in good shape, but have been outgrown?  If so, this is the event for you!

The event is FREE for shoppers and will take place in the Cypress Community Center Parking Lot. Rental spaces are $15 per space.

Come sign up at the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Ave., Cypress, CA 90630 or visit

Last day to sign up for a booth is Monday, April 9 at 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions or would like more information, please call at Cypress Recreation 714 229-6780.

This information was released by Cypress Recreation & Community Services on April 3, 2012 – Photo from Google images.